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  1. Teacher learns her own lesson when Court finds that swinging on a rope during a school trip to Vanuatu did not fall within the course of her employment

    26 February 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Court found that the worker's injury did not arise out of, or in the course of her employment and that, the worker's employment was not a significant contributing factor to the injury. This decision focuses on the extent an activity...

  2. Lawyer successfully defends $6.5M claim alleging breach of retainer

    20 February 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A plaintiff’s claim for damages in excess of $6.5M against his former solicitors for breach of contract, negligence and misleading and deceptive conduct in the provision of legal advice was dismissed. In Issue Whether, in giving legal advice,...

  3. Every dog may have its day, but for this Worker, today was not that day

    20 August 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Therapy, treatment and rehabilitation for injured workers can take many forms, and in the view of one worker with PTSD, his psychiatric assistance dog Ted was all of that and more. However, on their interpretation of the Act, the AAT had a different vi...

  4. Despite an employer’s intentions to the contrary, if it looks like a contract of service, it’s more often than not a contract of service

    10 April 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of Tasmania allowed the appellant worker’s appeal against a decision of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal, finding that the appellant was a worker for the purposes of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compens...

  5. ‘A refresher on notice requirements and a chance to reconsider the process all together’

    25 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    This Supreme Court appeal decision confirms that the procedural requirements under the Act are not flexible, even with changing technology. In Issue Whether it was reasonable for the employer to expect that an email notice sent to the worker was readil...